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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jul 26, 2012 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dead on NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/25/157356379/the-practical-side-of-the-great-american-jam-band?ps=mh_frhdl1

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 26, 2012 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Seems like he might visit this place:

"I think Deadheads are enormously thoughtful and enormously intelligent, even if they don't necessarily choose to comport themselves in that fashion or express it all the time," Meriwether says.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 26, 2012 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Any interpretation or premise regarding the bands history make me nervous when it requires lots of quotes from Mickey Hart in support.

There's no question this exhibit is very cool and I love that they have the Conference Room table. I'm sure the curator is the perfect guy for the job. but I hate stuff like, ""So much of what's in the archive ... belies the myth that the Dead were a bunch of hippie, undisciplined ne'er-do-wells," he says. "No — they were an enormously disciplined group of musicians."

Jerry enormously disciplined? Jerry, Weir and Pig NOT ne'er-do-wells?' C'mon, dude. You're trying too hard. Finding a narrative for this exhibit shouldn't be so labored. Quit working so hard. Let it come to you.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 26, 2012 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

http://archive.org/post/378683/donnas-paycheck

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 26, 2012 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Carl Sagan made the point on his show 'Cosmos' that the beauty of science is that when you do an experiment correclty, you get a result, but not necessarily the one the experimenter expected or hoped for.
With no 'scientific method' in place for interpreting and writing about history, it can be disheartening at best to find such observer bias built into these things.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 26, 2012 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

If Jerry were alive, he'd be the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. And he'd personally deliver soundboard copies of every show to every one of us. Sort of like a super Oprah giveway.

I liked your point.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 26, 2012 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Indeed. He'd be the darling of the MBA crowd. Lauded for his ability to think outside the box. "Here's a guy who really knew how to make a freaking buck."

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jul 26, 2012 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

I wonder if the Santa Cruz archive is ushering in an era of revisionist Grateful Dead history.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 26, 2012 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Thanks for the link -
But wow, this was one shallow article. The band's "practical side"...they had a conference table! And now it's on display! Awesome.

They find a guy who's writing a book on the cultural history of the Dead and he just says, "we're about at the right time where people can view them historically."
They talk to Meriwether who's written scads of scholarly articles about them and he just says, "Check out this table! And these letters! Such discipline! Who knew?"
They talk to Hart and he just says, "We were skilled in some shape or form. I didn't know we had this stuff."

I was hoping to like this article, but oh well. A bit of public advertising for the Archive doesn't hurt, I guess.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 26, 2012 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Oh, this explains why two different co-workers came up to me today and said, "I heard there's a Grateful Dead archive, have you heard about that?"

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 26, 2012 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: indirect hijacked laugh to ring (still like npr,just not the story)

thank you for my official LMFAO from here for today ring
:)

what did you tell them? I would have explained why I dont
have a face(ass)book acct and moved on to ask 'what is this
google thing I keep hearing of?'

Sometimes its nice to have co-workers that are slightly
less aware than you. Thats what I appreciate......sometimes

Oh, and good call on the Slipknot>Long Distance Runaround
thing. I just took the acid test, and you are totally
on point I must say. You can pass the acid test apparently
~~~double- :) :) to you. Oh what the hell, one more :) !

This post was modified by craven714 on 2012-07-26 23:52:10

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jul 26, 2012 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

what is this slipknot long distance runaround you speak of?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 26, 2012 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

its the thread.................
right below this one............
um..........I...........dont know.......what
else to say........................

are we on the same site? kidding :P


i could see this as a mash up fuuur suuure man/woman
http://archive.org/post/427567/slipknot

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 26, 2012 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Good ... 'bout the only test I've passed lately ...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 26, 2012 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

does passed out count?
I think so so